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Concept 3 Quiz

List the principal developments during the Mesozoic Era, including significant geologic, biologic, and special events.

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Question 1.
Which era of the geologic time scale is often referred to as the "age of reptiles"?


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Question 2.
One group of ____________, exemplified by the fossil Archaeopteryx, led to the development of birds.


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Question 3.
Evidence indicates that some dinosaurs, unlike their present-day reptile relatives, were warm-blooded.


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Question 4.
Which of the following is not a period of the Mesozoic era?


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Question 5.
The most important event marking the beginning of the Mesozoic era is the


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Question 6.
A major event of the Paleozoic included the breakup of Pangaea.


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Question 7.
As dominant terrestrial animals, reptiles were not restricted to marine environments because they developed


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Question 8.
Shallow seas covered much of western North America and other areas of the continent during much of the Mesozoic ____________ period.


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Question 9.
The middle and southern ranges of the Rocky Mountains formed toward the end of the Mesozoic during the __________ orogeny.


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Question 10.
The Mesozoic era ends at the K-T boundary.


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Question 11.
One of the world's richest deposits of large dinosaur fossils is associated with the Triassic red sandstones.


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Question 12.
Evidence for a pervasive drier climate in North America throughout much of the Mesozoic includes


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